Also showing: The Liability, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Deadfall
Saturday 18 May 2013
The Liability (95 mins, 15)
A plodding, vaguely funny British road movie starring Jack O'Connell as an eager 19-year-old who takes a job from his mum's gangster boyfriend (Peter Mullan) as a driver for a world-weary hitman, Tim Roth. It's a pity they're not in a film with more energy.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (128 mins, 15)
A Pakistani academic (Riz Ahmed) tells a suspicious reporter (Liev Schreiber) about his time on Wall Street, and how his love for America soured after 9/11. A leaden, didactic adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel.
Deadfall (95 mins, 15)
A ruthless criminal (Eric Bana), a femme fatale (Olivia Wilde), an ex-boxer (Charlie Hunnam), and various other pulp fiction archetypes drive around the snowy Michigan countryside after a casino heist. This diffuse thriller feels like a compilation of scenes from other, better films. NB
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke